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2015 Mercedes C63 AMG

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AMG just keeps rolling out the goods with spy shots just coming out for the next E63 AMG , and now the AMG version of the upcoming generation Mercedes C-Class . The C63 AMG is set to be unveiled a few months after the standard C-Class arrives on the market in early 2014.

The prototype caught testing around the Nurburgring track is still heavily camouflaged, but from them, we can decipher bigger brakes, wider fenders, and a front bumper with bigger air intakes. After Mercedes starts dropping cammo, we should be able to see the usual AMG quad exhaust pipes fitted on their models.

As for the engine, it is believed that the new C63 AMG will be powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivers a total of 400 horsepower.

Updated 06/04/2014: We’ve created a very cool rendering for the upcoming C63 AMG. Check the details after the jump.

More details on the new Mercedes C63 AMG should be revealed soon, so stay tuned!

Rendering

Mercedes C63 AMG

The differences between the C63 AMG and the base C-Class should include a new front grille with a single bar and new air intakes. We also expect to see larger wheels and slightly reworked headlamps, based on the most recent spy shots. Finally, there is the Turbo badge on the side instead of "6.3," considering that the new engine will likely be a turbocharged 4.4-liter instead of the 6.3-liter in the current-gen C63 AMG.

Spy Shots

March 6, 2014 - Mercedes C63 AMG Starts To Strip

Mercedes C63 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG

March 10, 2014 - Mercedes C63 AMG Station Wagon caught testing

Mercedes C63 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG
Mercedes C63 AMG

As expected, when compared to a base C-Class, the C63 AMG version will get a more powerful and muscular appearance, with a wider body and lower suspension.

Competitors

2017 Jaguar XER-S

Jaguar XER-S

Though it hasn’t been confirmed by Jaguar yet, the rumors surrounding the XER-S are strong. Even stronger is the 550-horspower, F-Type -sourced V-8 rumored to be under its sculpted hood. With that level of power fitted with the smallish XE sedan, it’s power-to-weight ratio should be respectable. What’s more, Jaguar is building the XE mostly out of lightweight aluminum, keeping any chubbiness in check.

The regular XE sedan is slotted to hit showrooms in 2015 as a 2016 model, but the more powerful XER-S will likely cook another year in the development department. Of course pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but expect the XER-S to cost several thousand more than the XE, which will target the BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS’ mid-$30,000 range.

Cadillac ATS-V

Cadillac ATS

Yet another model still in development is the Cadillac ATS-V. Though GM has made no official announcements, we’ve gotten word that the car will come come with a twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter V-6 making 425 horsepower. What’s more, rumors exist of Caddy building an even more powerful ATS-V+ model that sports a V-8 cranking out 500 horsepower. We’ll believe it when we see it, but it’s hard to bet against such wonderful rumors.

The current non V-model ATS sedans have been widely heralded for their competent handling and performance abilities. Adding more power and an even more performance-oriented suspension will surely make the ATS-V and V+ strong competition for Jaguar, BMW, and Mercedes.

Currently the base ATS retails for just over $33,000. Add on the (hopefully) upcoming V and V+ packages, and the price will assuredly rise drastically.




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